CD Review: The Gaslight Anthem 

Handwritten (Mercury)

Of course Brian Fallon, the Gaslight Anthem's frontman, would say something like, "See you on the flip side," as he does on "45," the opening song on the band's fourth album. A tattooed Springsteen freak with a punk past, Fallon is a student of rock history and one of the few guys still around who thinks three chords can still make a difference. Producer Brendan O'Brien gives Handwritten Springsteenian heft.

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